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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Often times the community was controlled by ______ rules.
(a) Disorganized.
(b) Arbitrary.
(c) Unenforceable.
(d) No.

2. The modern ____ goes first from the senses to general propositions.
(a) Scientist.
(b) Mathematician.
(c) Philosopher.
(d) Logician.

3. Bacon begs the King to be a ____ and respecter of the Sciences.
(a) Embodiment.
(b) Representative.
(c) Master.
(d) Patron.

4. The author states that everything should be observed from the _____ to the human body.
(a) Smallest insect.
(b) Heavens.
(c) Earth's core.
(d) Bottom of the sea.

5. Other forms of thinking may start out being easier but will most likely end up in ____ places.
(a) Many different.
(b) Dangerous.
(c) Dark.
(d) Confusing.

Short Answer Questions

1. The only way out of ____ is to build a plan of inquiry.

2. Which Biblical person was condemned for illicit moral knowledge?

3. What is a "procemium?"

4. Bacon states that man can only obey _____ causes.

5. Which type of history is ideal to build a foundation for philosophy?

Short Essay Questions

1. Bacon says that there is only way out of stagnation. What is it and why is it important?

2. How did Bacon explain why it was necessary to observe everything?

3. What is the next step in the work? What tools can be used to accomplish the necessary tasks?

4. Explain the third part of the work and its connection to phenomena.

5. Discuss the second part of The Great Instauration and Bacon's plan to define and explain it.

6. Explain the fourth, fifth and sixth parts of the text.

7. What was Bacon's way of counteracting the ways of the ancients?

8. What are Bacon's thoughts on the advancement of philosophy?

9. Briefly describe the overall purpose and any of the first part title "The Divisions of the Sciences."

10. What is Bacon's advice to the people who would spend the majority of their time reading books on arts and sciences?

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